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My name is Deborah Latz
i am a vocalist, composer, sound artist, actor, vocal + theater improviser, theater-video maker, voice teacher + coach, shehnai enthusiast, sewist, + artist.
In 2017 i made the decision (after thinking about it for years) to go back to school to finish my undergraduate degree Bachelor of Science (BS) in Music and Performance Art Studies and graduated with Honors through CUNY-Baccalaureate for Unique and Interdisciplinary Studies in New York City. during my undergrad studies i took a graduate course that led me to pursue a Masters of Fine Arts (MFA) in Performance and Interactive Media Arts graduating in 2020 from Brooklyn College!
As a non-traditional student returning to school i discovered a lot about myself as well as my fellow students and augmented the skills in my toolbox. my personal esthetic grew in a new direction not only in terms of my appearance but also in regard to my artistic path(s). today i compose music for multimedia theater, i am working on podcast production, music and video production, i design and create miniature dioramas, sew wonderfully colorful fun bags and serviettes and continue to sing and teach with great joy!
I trained as an actor at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco; the British American Drama Academy in Oxford, England; and with Anne Bogart, Richard Edelman, and
Alan Langdon in New York City. this training led to work in dramatic and musical theater, both in the U.S. and abroad. in 2000 i recorded the song “I'm Neurotic Over You” for the off-Broadway comedy High Infidelity, starring John Davidson and Morgan Fairchild, and later i wrote, produced, and performed my one-woman show, Travels With Ma Own Self, which opened in New York and toured in Europe. for my performance in the one-woman drama, Juliet, i received the Best Actress Award at the Jerzy Grotowski Theatre Festival in Wrocław, Poland. one of my most meaningful achievements as an actor was the leading role of Maria in The Prisoner, a play based on the diary of Maria Koper, a Holocaust survivor of the Warsaw ghetto.
My poppy, Wilton Francis Latz, always told me, “show ‘em what you’ve got baby!” so that’s what i’m doing. i hope you enjoy looking around my site!